Tauhidur Rahman is an Islamic finance and Risk Management professional with above 14 years of progressive experience in International Banking and Islamic Finance industry.
Prior to join AUB as its Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer (CRO), he was the pioneer CRO of Jaiz Bank Plc. Nigeria and led to set up the first full-fledged Islamic Bank in West Africa from scratch in 2011 as technical expert intermediated by IDB in partnership with IBBL where he started
his banking career in 2003 as probationary Officer.
He immensely contributed to the establishment of the framework for Islamic Finance, Shariah product developments, Shariah compliance mechanisms, setting up ERM in liaison with the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has to his credit the honor of being the pioneering risk leader of the Bank and the Nigerian Islamic Finance market. He was considered there as a role model to upcoming talents in Islamic Finance industry.
Mr. Tauhid has been the primer to introduce Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) concept in Afghanistan Banking sector. He led to convert the dual operational (conventional and Islamic window) platform to a full-fledged Islamic Bank, also towards best practiced corporate governance and to uplift AUB in order to establish proper practice of AML/CFT regulations as Compliance Committee Chairperson.
Tauhid was a contributing member of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Chief Risk Officer’s Forum and the alternate chair of its capacity Building sub-committee, area member of Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP), and PRMIA, USA, and a senior member of the Risk Managers’ Association of Nigeria (RIMAN). He also did Risk Management advisory services for different sectors including Islamic wealth/asset management in West Africa, UAE, Bangladesh and Luxemburg.
Aside his core specialization in risk management, other areas of competence includes operations, Relationship management, international trade, treasury, Credit, Shariah, strategic planning and leadership for change and innovations. A few of his thoughts about risk management and leadership were published in International Islamic Finance publications. His unique leadership in risk management champions some ideas to give it new name and fame as he believes risk management particularly in Islamic Finance operates like ‘ not only gate keeper but also enabler’ in the frame of ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ so it’s a dynamic and balancing process between control and business.
He holds Master degrees includes one specialization in Japanese Economic Development and finance from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, MSc in International Banking and Finance, University of Salford, UK and is currently at his MBA in Finance from University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA.
He attended Cambridge Islamic Finance leadership Program at Clare College, Cambridge University in UK and Harvard Business School Executive Program in Risk Management for Corporate Leaders at Harvard University, USA.